Graphic designer Lupton presents visiting artist lecture April 6

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Graphic designer Lupton presents visiting artist lecture April 6

A selection of Ellen Lupton cover designs.
A selection of Ellen Lupton cover designs.

Ellen Lupton, New York City graphic designer, will present the next lecture of the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. April 6 in Richards Hall, Room 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Lupton is a writer, curator, educator and designer. She believes that design is a broad, open practice that welcomes everyone from toddlers to type nerds.

Lupton is senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Her recent exhibitions include Beauty-Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (with Andreas Lipps), “How Posters Work and Beautiful Users.”

She also serves as director of the Graphic Design Master of Fine Arts program at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where she has authored many books on design processes, including “Thinking with Type,” “Graphic Design Thinking,” “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and “Type on Screen.”

Her books will be available for sale at the lecture.

Her next book, “Design is Storytelling,” will be published by Cooper Hewitt in 2017.

Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations. Every visiting artist or scholar gives at least one major lecture that is free and open to the public.

The remaining lectures in the series this spring include:

  • Sculptor David Lobdell, 5:30 p.m. April 13 – Lobdell is professor of fine art and chair of visual and performing arts at New Mexico Highlands University.

  • Photographer Lawrence McFarland, 5:30 p.m. April 20 – McFarland, who received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1976, is professor emeritus from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught from 1985 to 2013. He was awarded the first William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professorship in Photography in 2003.

For more information about the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar events, click here or call 402-472-5522.

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